This is our MOST popular tour during manatee season, and this tour books up DAILY! On this awesome manatee tour, you will journey out in our all clear kayaks to try to spot some amazing manatees. Our highly trained LOCAL guides will educate you about manatees, our local ecosystem, and the various springs that are in the area.
Swim with Manatees Tour (Normal Kayak Nov 15 – Feb 29)
- Single Kayak Single Rider up to 250 pounds
- Tandem Kayak Two Riders up to 420 pounds total
- Paddleboard: 11 Feet Single Rider up 250 pounds
Experience our All-Inclusive Swim with Manatees Tour!
This all-inclusive swim with manatees tour includes your choice of a regular sit on top kayak or paddleboard, wetsuit, snorkel, mask, and one of our AMAZING local guides! You will see plenty of nature along the way while learning some amazing facts about the thriving eco-system. You will have the opportunity to swim with manatees and view bald eagles, owls, dolphins, pelicans, tarpon, turtles, otters, and other species known to be found in Crystal River. This is a 2.5-hour kayak and swim adventure that operates from November 15 through February 28 each year.
Towards the end of manatee season (the month of March) it gets more difficult to spot manatees on warmer days/weeks due to manatees heading back out to the Gulf of Mexico to survive. Our guides make every effort possible to find the manatees but it is a natural environment and there is no guarantee that every tour will get the opportunity to swim with them, or possibly even spot a manatee during the month of March.
We require that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your reservation time. There is a short video (required by FWC) and waivers to sign before send out.
Your time on the water starts at your booking time. As such, if you arrive at your reservation time you will miss your tour. Tours leave at the scheduled reservation time.
Children must be at least 3 years of age to participate. No pets are allowed on any of our tours. Per Crystal River City ordinance, there is a $5.00 per vessel launch fee that is charged at checkout. You will be given a bracelet that is necessary to launch at our local park.
What to Bring
We recommend a bathing suit or comfortable clothing, sunscreen, hat, polarized sunglasses, a towel, and dry clothes.